By now you should have already caught on with what we are doing here. SA hip hop culture has got a lot going on and those that should be recognized tend to slip through the cracks. But have no stress we gotchu! The #HYPE411 series (4+1+1=six questions) is here and this time we got audio engineer Zoocci Coke Dope.
1.For all those who are sleep’n on you, give us an intro of who you are…
Zoocci Coke Dope, 22 year old audio engineer from Pretoria.
2.We know beat making started as a hobby for you, now it is a little serious. So is it safe to say that you getting that paper?
That’s the craziest question. Well yeah, if you’re very good at something, don’t do it for free. I work very hard and I get rewarded equally.
3.Are you competing with all these other producers making moves right now? Do you feel the pressure?
I would only feel pressure if we were all after the same things. I’ve got different goals and accolades that I’m after, so I’m running my own race because I know what I want. Only pressure I feel is from goals I set for myself and not what other people are doing.
4.Whats the difference between the ‘Freedom Or Fame’ Zoocci Coke Dope and the Zoocci Coke Dope right now?
Very funny question again. Well to be honest, maturity and better priorities. I was very naive at the time and I’ve grown a lot since then. I had to put a lot of things in order and demand a lot of respect since then. I’m glad that I went through all I went through to become this me that I am now.
5.How would you describe your sound, style & general energy? What don’t people understand about you?
My sound and style is all PiFF bro, PiFF for me and the people that work with me just means a sound that puts you in a state of mind. It’s based on sonics,and sonics that I can safely say only we have unlocked. I really love clean music, mixed really well and mature.
What people don’t understand about me is that I’m as artistic as can be and that I’m a huge fan of the craft. It goes way beyond chasing hit records and stuff.
6.Talk to us about Piff Audio
PiFF Audio is an independent label I started just to escape chasing the hit records that sound the same and it’s a place where I get artists I believe in to work on and release music that we believe in. Both the artists I have on there are for me a real example of the PiFF sound. Watch out for Enzo’s “Stone Wall” EP dropping early this year.